Caring for our children's future
Autism and ADHD: A slow motion catastrophy
In the 1950s 1 in 25,000 children were diagnosed with Autism.
in 1975 1 in 15,000; in 2000 1 in 2500; in 2012, 1 in 33 children between 5 and 9 were diagnosed in Australia (ABS figures)
Based on trends since 1980, it is estimated that by 2020, this figure will reach 1 in 20 and unless prevented, will reach 1 in 5 by 2030. The incidence of ADHD has already reached 1 in 10 and still rising.
In 2013 the World Health Organisation declared AUTISM their top health priority
With each affected child, parents, siblings and close family will also be adversely affected; so profoundly and in ways that only those who live through it can understand.
The Foundation’s objectives:
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Opportunity to participate in Research and Treatment
Does your child have ADHD, or Autism do you suspect he or she might?
If so, your child is invited to participate in a research study. Together with the Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic, we are conducting an ongoing study investigating the "effect of diet alteration and nutrient supplementation" on the behaviours of children with ADHD and Autism. Your child will be assessed at baseline and every six months using a number of tests, including cognitive functioning (e.g., attention and thinking), brain electrical activity, sleep, behaviour faecal microbiology and gut symptoms and this will help us understand the relationship between diet and nutrition in children with ADHD. This study has been approved by Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee. For more information, please contact:
Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic
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